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State of the Expedition from Canada, As Laid Before the House of


Publication Date: 1780
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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BURGOYNE, John. A State of the Expedition from Canada, As Laid Before the House of Commons, by Lieutenant-General Burgoyne, And Verified by Evidence; With A Collection of Authentic Documents. London: Printed for John Almon, 1780. viii,140,lxii,[1, "Advertisement"]pp. plus folding engraved map with route marked by hand in red, five folding engraved plans of battles or engagements (two with overlays, all with positions and some maneuvers marked by hand in colors), all by William Faden. Large quarto. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt leather spine label. Light offsetting on maps, light tanning and scattered foxing throughout. Very good. The first edition of the most important source for information about Burgoyne's campaign during the Revolutionary War. In this work Gen. Burgoyne presents to the House of Commons his defense of his conduct as the commander of the British expedition down the Hudson Valley from Canada in 1777. The expedition ended in disaster at Saratoga, where nearly 20,000 American forces under Gen. Gates soundly defeated Burgoyne's army of five thousand and forced his surrender. His basic point was that he had asked for a force of twelve thousand men to accomplish what had been asked of him and eventually he had been forced to fight with an army that initially numbered a little over half that number. The maps and plans by William Faden are excellent and help to complete a work that is the most important contemporary printed source of information about the campaign. The "Plan of the Encampment and Position of the Army under.Burgoyne at Swords House on the Hudson's River near Stilwater" shows the first and second position of the army, while the overlay depicts the third and fourth positions. The "Plan of the Encampment and Position of the Army under.Burgoyne at Braemus Heights on Hudson's River near Stillwater" shows positions on Sept. 20, 1777 and Oct. 7; the overlay shows the position on Oct. 8. STREETER SALE 794. LANDE 69. TPL 503. SABIN 9255. HOWES B968, "aa." NEBENZAHL, BATTLE PLANS OF THE REVOLUTION 48, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57. Bookseller Inventory # 72596

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Title: State of the Expedition from Canada, As Laid...

Publication Date: 1780

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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